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3 Tips for Selling a Home Out of State

Posted Friday, November 15, 2013

So, you relocated out of state leaving behind your home that needs to be sold. It is difficult to maintain a home while living in another state, and even more difficult to sell it. You're going to need a "team" to assist with maintenance, repairs, listing and marketing your home to get it sold. Here are 3 tips for selling your home while living in another state.

Probably the most important decision is going to be hiring a real estate professional. You will want to hire a professional with good credentials and more importantly a good understanding of the current market conditions in your neighborhood. You will want to choose somebody who is good at communicating with you every step of the way via email, phone or text. Since you are out of state having somebody who you know you can count on to keep you in the loop is very important. You will also want to be sure that you reciprocate and handle responding to questions or other needs on a timely basis. You also want to be sure that your real estate agent utilizes current tools and technology to market your home on the internet as this is where most buyers take the first step toward finding a new home.

Does your home need maintenance and repairs? If you are trying to get your home sold for the highest possible amount it needs to be maintained so that it looks nice for showing to potential buyers. You also may want to have some cosmetic repairs such as paint, carpeting, etc. done to give your home a clean, fresh appearance. By hiring a licensed contractor or handyman to help with these tasks, they may also help by alerting you to any potential issues that may arise in a home inspection. Your real estate contact may have someone they can refer to you, or you may go by referral from family or friends that use somebody they trust. Any improvements, repairs or maintenance will help in getting your home sold for the highest possible amount and get your home sold faster too!

If you are forced into a situation where you HAVE to sell your home fast, or you cannot afford major repairs and maintenance, you may want to consider speaking with a we buy homes investor. A we buy homes investor can not only get a deal together purchase your home fast, they will often times purchase your home as-is. This saves you the stress of selling your home from out of state, saves you the cost to maintain your home or make expensive repairs and also saves the cost of high real estate commission fees.